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Wishbone Ash


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5 stars When individuals put forward that "There's The Rub" is not a progressive rock album they obviously haven't listened to the experimental twin lead harmony guitar passages found in all tracks as well as the revolutionary production from Bill S******** (difficult surname to spell). From the first passages of "Silver Shoes" then the mind-boggling dual lead riff in that song "hits you right between the eyes" as it were; I was blown away. Sure there are some moments of pure Hard Rock but it is still prog ie. still experimental. Listen to "Don't Come Back" and tell me you'd heard something that new and exciting prior to 1974 (yes 1974!). The six titles are pure works of genius and FUBB is one of *the* most awe inspiring pieces of music that has ever been performed. In fact I have no qualms in saying that "There's The Rub" is my favourite album of all-time. Big statement! But I've been saying it since 1977 when I first heard it and the only albums to me that get close to it are "Thick As A Brick" (Tull), "Free Hand" (Gentle Giant), "Moving Waves" (Focus), "Argus" (Wishbone Ash) and "The Absolute Game" (The Skids....only band in this list who are not classified as prog. but they should be; there should be a new category called Prog Punk!) GO AHEAD AND BUY THERE"S THE RUB................IT"S MONUMENTAL.
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